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Questions tagged [spam-prevention]

For questions related to preventing unsolicited junk messages 'spam' from reaching the intended recipient.

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Emails I send keep getting into recipient's Spam folder in Gmail

I have a personal domain and I use a mail account on it (it's not Gmail). Recently, all the emails I send (personal and business messages, not bulk) keep getting into the recipients Gmail Spam folder (...
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Create Gmail filter that checks whatever mail was classified as spam

I want to immediately delete spam mail from a specific domain. I want it to skip spam folder and be automatically deleted. I do not want to affect emails from this domain that are not marked as a ...
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How can I stop someone from sending spam that looks like it comes from me?

I just got an email in my business Gmail recommending a find-the-object game I play on my iPhone (and used to play on my android). It appears to be from me and recommends the game (which I never do ...
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How to block phishing email in Gmail?

I keep getting some unwanted email from info@displaymailbox.com at least 20 mails/day. I tried to unsubscribe but no luck in that. I tried to all the way I can't block at all. Finally, I decided to ...
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Google Search results full page spam links

I've searched for ext:PDF (fyletype version) of probably popular = commercial succesfull book and got full page (maybe more) of spam links - it's more than 100! How to deal with full page of spam ...
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Facebook Messenger unspam conversation

I marked a conversation as spam by accident (wanting to press mark unread) from Facebook desktop messenger and it got removed without ANY warning from my conversation list. Any way to revert this mess?...
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When marking Facebook messages as spam do I have to deactivate my account?

When marking Facebook messages as spam do I have to deactivate my account right after I report them or if I do it within 24 hours does it still work to delete my sent messages?
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How to report an email address that is not the one who has sent me spam

The way I get things, each mail provider (outlook, gmail etc) has a button in their mail webapps to report an email as phishing or spam. They even have an agreement that if a Gmail account sends spam ...
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How do I disable the “interesting tweet” notification type on Twitter?

In the past, I would get Twitter notifications when someone liked or retweeted a tweet, or started following me. If I hadn't visited Twitter for a while after, I'd get an e-mail saying there were ...
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How do I turn off the “Turn on Facebook Notifications” popup?

Facebook recently started spamming with "See your notifications in the corner of your computer screen, even when Facebook is closed." Option "Not Now" means that the nagging returns soon. Selecting "...
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I turned my spam filter off in Gmail. How do I turn it back on?

When I search Google it only shows how to turn it off.
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A rule in Outlook Webmail for all email addresses with a certain domain suffix?

Currently, I'm being bombarded with spam emails that follow a certain format in their address: x@cars-from-xx.us (x) & (xx) = a random name, like Tom, or Jeff. The domain name is always changing, ...
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Why does Gmail send email from my server to spam?

Gmail sends email originating from my server to spam. I have only sent email to myself. rDNS is setup, SSL encryption is setup. Gmail says: It contains content that's typically used in spam ...
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Email notifications go straight into spam email folder

After setting up a Cognito form for an order process for our clients I realized that all email notifications are being sent straight to our junk folders. Whitelisting the following sender adresses ...
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Can I block incoming calls by prefix to avoid spammers?

I get a lot of spam calls to my Google Voice number. The spammer spoofs a phone number that starts with the same area code and prefix as my number. The last 4 digits are always different so blocking ...
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Blocking email address that is surrounded by quotes

How do I block repetitive scam emails to my hotmail.com email account from a source address with invalid characters in it? I am receiving constant emails many times per day that look like this: This ...
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Totally Blocking Spam To Gmail Account

I originally posted this query elsewhere but it was suggested to me that this was a more appropriate community. We use a number of Gmail accounts for emergencies (e.g. issues with in-house email ...
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Better Junk filtering for outlook.com

I am using Hotmail (which is now outlook.com) so I am using the web client. Is there any way to get better junk filtering? Like a plugin or a way to make a plugin where I can really manually analyse ...
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Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?

Can I sign up to Google Guide without having to subscribe to their mailing list?
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Filtering spam / scraped / auto generated sites from Google alerts

I use Google alerts to monitor our company name online, my alerts search query is: "Company Name" OR "company.com" -site:pinterest.com Recently we have seen a ton of spam sites crawling, article ...
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How to delete all of the posts made by one user to a Facebook group? [duplicate]

I am running a Facebook group and we do not accept spam posts. Sometimes, a spammer will post 100+ status updates in just 1 minute. It is very difficult to remove all (100+) posts one by one. Is ...
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Approve a sender's email address before seeing message contents

I'm receiving abusive emails from an individual on my Gmail account. I have blocked their emails but they just keep making new email addresses (I have to turn the page multiple times to reach the end ...
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Spam despite marking it as phishing scam

I am getting emails from a phishing address supposedly from iTunes for a purchase. I'm using outlook.com. On numerous occasions I have marked it as phishing scam but it still reappears. There is a ...
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Authorization of email

We are facing a problem, that we are using our official email by using Gmail Services as shown: Our Problem is when we send an email to Multiple Users/Email IDs, they received Our mail in their Spam ...
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how can I mark an email message as “not spam” in Google Inbox?

There is a newsletter I receive that Gmail insists should go into the spam folder. How can I mark it as not spam and move it to the inbox? I know how to do it in Gmail, but not in Inbox. How can ...
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Is there any way to block spam in Google Drive?

I am getting unwanted spam in the "Shared with Me" section of my Google Drive. Is there any way to disconnect that portion of the Drive or block the spam?
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Is there a way to automatically ban an address in Gmail?

In Yahoo! Mail, in the settings section, we have an item named "banned addresses", which means that we normally don't receive email messages from that address. It doesn't go to spam, trash, etc. We ...
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Filter Gmail spam based on content not address

I have a Gmail account and a work email account which is not Gmail. My Gmail fetches my work account and places these emails under a special label. Good so far. We have a request tracker at work, ...
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How do I deal with Google Group spam pretending to be from Google group?

I have a closed google group that I administrate as the only owner. Only members are allowed to send email to this group. For purposes of this example, let's say it's called "my-group". Normal users ...
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Will emptying my spam folder in Google Mail contribute to their spam filters?

This is a follow up to Does marking an email as spam in Gmail affect the filter for everyone? In the Gmail web interface, if I go to the spam folder and clear it, this can be interpreted as a ...
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Can I limit LinkedIn requests to second degree connections?

I get a number of LinkedIn requests from people I don't know, and who don't know anyone I know (i.e. they're not a 2nd degree connection). I have no idea who these people are, and the requests feel ...
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How can I automate reporting spam on Google groups?

I'm a member of a particular Google group such as: math. I want to automate the process of clicking on a messsage, either from a certain user or having a subject line such as "books", and then ...
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How to recover a message mistakenly identified as spam by Inbox? [duplicate]

I found a non-spam message that was automatically placed in spam folder (a false positive). In the Gmail interface, I would click "Not spam" to remove the message from spam folder. But I could not ...
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Prevent Gmail telling me about an email that contains a virus or suspicious attachment?

I have a Gmail account which is set to pull in emails from an old POP3 account. For various reasons, I need to keep doing this. At least several times a day I will get the following email from "Gmail ...
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How can I report spam based only on a Gmail return address?

We just bumped into some spam on security SE. We mod nuked it, but I wanted to report the email address there. I found this, but it seems the person needs to have mailed you spam: I would like to ...
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How to block an email permanently on Outlook.com?

Why do I keep getting emails from whatever@1und1.de? I added them to my blocked senders list as seen here: But I keep receiving emails from that same sender: I'm really confused as to why this doesn'...
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Wikipedia Spam Filter Notice

I've been an occasional Wikipedia editor and user for many years. Twice recently when I tried to make a minor page edit, I received the following error: "Spam filter notice" Your edit was not saved ...
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What to do if someone keeps adding me to a Trello board without my knowledge?

I am thinking about creating a team project, but unfortunately my team members can't visit me often as they are far away from my home. So I'll be needing a secure, free, team management software, and ...
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How to permanently delete Gmail spam?

Can there be a Gmail Gadget App that permanently blocks or deletes spam? Phong mentions the following in his answer to the question How can I auto-delete some spam from Gmail? If cluttering your ...
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Gmail is throwing emails from my academic address to spam

Today I sent an email from my Google Apps academic address to a friend of mine, and he said that didn't received nothing. Then I send an email to my personal Gmail and noticed that it send it to ...
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Why are my server’s emails are going to others’ “unwanted” or “junk” folders? [duplicate]

My email accounts are working properly and my (shared) server IP doesn’t seem to be blacklisted. When sending emails, I do not get any bounce messages. The emails I send all look fine and their ...
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How to stop Gmail from blocking multi-lingual emails?

I happened to look in my Gmail spam folder and by chance I noticed a very important invoice from a well-known worldwide organisation I have recently done business with. It's a legitimate invoice for ...
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Mailchimp spam alert: HTML & subject

I'm using Mailchimp for sending newsletter campaigns. Usually, messages get the inbox but I have noticed sometimes they run to spam folder. In addition I have received the following alert from ...
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Large amounts of spam, what should I do?

During the past week I've been receiving huge amounts of spam on my gmail account, something like 300 messages per 12 hours at its peak. It all gets successfully filtered into my spam folder which I ...
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Is it possible to protect a Cognito Form with a CAPTCHA?

Is there any way to protect the form from spam-robots, i.e., choose a Cognito CAPTCHA?
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Mark large numbers of messages as “not spam”

I receive large numbers of messages daily from an automated system, and I've just discovered that many of them have been marked as spam. I now have ~16,000 non-spam messages in my Gmail spam folder, ...
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Import MBOX file to Gmail, but pass it through spam filter?

I have an MBOX file of an old email account that I wanted to merge into Gmail as an alias. However, this MBOX file has a bunch of spam emails in it that I want to basically verify and discard. If I ...
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Do other outlook.com users find certain domains and keywords cannot be blocked via rules? e.g. support.com, email.com

I have been using outlook.com since forever, with a hotmail address that was migrated. I've set up a ton of rules to delete spam, and most of them seem to work fine. But a few of them flat-out are ...
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Making Gmail filter out spam based on spamassassin headers

I have an email account that forwards mail to my Gmail account. It looks like that Gmail is less strict to the emails that are forwarded to it compared to those that come to Gmail directly. It means ...
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Internal Google Apps emails being marked as spam

Today a bunch of users have complained about internal emails ending up in their spam boxes in Gmail. Especially when they send it to the email group. How do I fix this?